About Frances Moore Lappé

Lappé is an award-winning author, journalist, public speaker, and activist. She is a co-founder of the Food First Institute for Food and Development Policy; and with her daughter Anna Lappé, she leads the Small Planet Institute. Her books include Diet For a Small Planet, Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet, and World Hunger: Twelve Myths.



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Hope’s Edge

The Next Diet for a Small Planet

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Eight versions of kale salad

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